With a new year the SIS Garden is very excited for some upcoming projects this spring. Projects include getting ready for the spring planting, preparing lessons for our visiting third graders from ESS, learning more detail about the structure and function of plants, and getting our new worm farm set up.
Vermicomposting, as it us known, is using worms to break down organic material to create compost. The benefit of this system is that it can be done right in the classroom. If done right (which we hope to do) there should not be any odor. Much to the satisfaction of all the students.
The set up is to use three plastic totes. The bottom tote collects the liquid waste which can be used as a "compost tea". The upper two totes are where the worms are fed leftover food from the students lunches. After a few days that food will quickly be converted into the compost we need. The worms we are using are called red wrigglers or a trout worm. We will be sure to keep you updated as this project moves along.
- Happy gardening